Following Chelsea’s draw with Manchester United, Mateo Kovacic attracted a lot of attention as he left the field at Stamford Bridge.
In the moments following Chelsea’s draw with Manchester United on Saturday night, Mateo Kovacic managed to spark a lot of conversation by removing all except his underwear.
Casemiro saved a draw for United in stoppage time with a spectacular header from close range after the Blues appeared to have scored a late winner when Jorginho sent David de Gea the wrong way from the penalty spot for his team.
Following the draw at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea maintained its lead over United in the Premier League standings, with the west Londoners staying ahead of their opponents in the fifth position by one point.
Kovacic, though, managed to steal the show after the final whistle when he was seen walking down the tunnel in nothing but his underwear.
The Chelsea midfielder, who had likely donated his shirt and shorts to a supporter in the seats, was seen by the TV cameras as he sprinted back to the touchline and made his way toward the home changing room.
The peculiar incident occurred only moments after his team’s last-second equalizer, which led Sky Sports analyst Roy Keane to exclaim, “There’s a streaker!”
That’s a wonderful picture, but those connected to Chelsea are unlikely to have found the humor in the situation after failing to rubber-stamp what would have been a vital victory over United in front of their supporters, said fellow pundit Peter Schmeichel in the post-match celebration.
After Scott McTominay was found guilty of elbowing Armando Broja inside the area, Stuart Attwell, the referee, gave the Blues a last-second penalty kick, giving them the chance to go up.
With barely seconds left, Casemiro’s looping header narrowly cleared the goal line to snatch a valuable point for United on the road. Jorginho dutifully complied with the ensuing spot-kick, but Chelsea was left disappointed.